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[The post of transplant coordinator in Polish law regulations].

Authors
  • Woderska, Aleksandra
  • Milecka, Anna
  • Czerwiński, Jarosław
Type
Published Article
Journal
Wiadomości lekarskie (Warsaw, Poland : 1960)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
62
Issue
4
Pages
275–280
Identifiers
PMID: 20648771
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this report is to present the review of Polish legislative acts concerning the post of Transplant Coordinator. The coordination of organs retrieval and transplantation is specified in the Ministry of Health Regulation 2007 as an postgraduate accomplishment in the field of medicine. Furthermore, the requirements regarding basic education, adequate length of work and experience in the field of organs, tissues and cells retrieval and transplantation for transplant coordinator and senior transplant coordinator as well as continuous education and salary are specified by law. Transplant centres are present in 11/16 Polish regions. Official duties of the regional transplant coordinators are performed in Poland by 15 professionals. They are employed mostly in kidney transplantation centres (60%) and additionally as a part-time workers (86%) in Polish Transplant Coordinating Centre "Poltransplant'. Nevertheless, the key role is played by local transplant coordinators employed in donor hospitals. They are responsible for donors detection and organs procurement coordination in cooperation with regional transplant coordinator.

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